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Man killed by lift truck at St. Jean Baptiste workplace

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A 32-year-old man is dead after a lift truck being loaded onto a trailer near St. Jean Baptiste rolled off and over him.

Workplace Safety and Health is investigating after the man died on Friday at about 5 p.m.

The man was rushed to Morris Hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after.  RCMP identified him as a 32-year-old resident of the R.M. of Rhineland. His name was not released.

A spokesman for WSH said today the man was injured when a lift truck suddenly rolled off the trailer and over him while it was being loaded at a construction site on Caron Street in St. Jean Baptiste.

The spokesman said a stop work order is in place.

Foul play is not suspected, RCMP said Monday. Mounties and MSH are continuing to investigate.

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Updated on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 4:11 PM CDT: Adds details from RCMP release.

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